YATES, Paul D. "Captain" Sr., 85, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 27, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, Ohio.
He was born March 24, 1927, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, a son of the late Paul and Martha (Dean) Yates. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Yates; and a half-sister, Paula Eddy.
Paul served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked at Weirton Steel Corp., where he started out as a millwright then retired as a foreman at the coke plant in 1982. He also worked part time doing electrical and maintenance work for the Village of Mingo.
Captain was a member of the Mingo First United Presbyterian Church, and also a member of the former Raynes United Methodist Church in Mingo. Paul was a volunteer fireman for 50 years at the Mingo Fire Department, and also a member of the Mingo American Legion Post 351.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia L. "Patty" (Kaiserling) Yates, whom he married June 16, 1951; a son, Paul (Stephanie) Yates Jr. of Bloomingdale, Ohio; two daughters, Janet (Andy) Pavlov of Mingo and Karen (Les) Lash of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Schmidt of Oklahoma; a half-sister, Marilyn (Gary) Frey of Westerville, Ohio; a nephew, Bruce (Pam) Bennett of Wintersville, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Paul (Angie) Yates III, Ashley Yates, Jenna (David) DiCicco, Cristen Yates, Jonathan Yates, Heather (Adam) Myers, Jeremy (Kati) Bennett and Chelsey Ailstock; six step-grandchildren, Andrew Pavlov, Theresa (Bruce) Johnson, Mary Ann (Chris) Pavlov, Nick (Katie) Glatzer, Ben (Whitney) Glatzer and Noelle (Jared) Koos; and four great- grandchildren, Austyn, Natalee, Leigha and Daniel.
Friends will be received at the Mingo First United Presbyterian Church on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and also on Wednesday from noon until the time of his funeral services at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kenn Sickle officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo, with military honors by the Brilliant and Mingo American Legions and fire department honors by the Mingo Fire Department.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to Mingo First United Presbyterian Church, 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, OH 43938.
Arrangements are under the care of Wheeler Funeral Home.
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